WAYPOINTS Film Review

By: Nov 22, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Photo Courtesy of Jim Klug We know that a LOT of our customers and fly fishing clients joined us at the WAYPOINTS show on November 8th.  Here is the first review of the film.  Our pal Kirk Deeter from Field & Stream's Fly Talk is well known for calling 'em like he sees ‘em – and this review he pulls no punches.

Simms GORE-TEX - Waders and Jackets

By: Nov 21, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
We had a great trip to Montana a few weeks ago.  One of the stops we made was to the new Simms factory located just on the outskirts of Bozeman.  As one of the only wader manufacturers who has a highly skilled work force designing and building GORE-TEX waders here in the United States, it was eye-opening to watch the entire wader construction process first hand and to learn more about the materials themselves. 

Gear Review: Sage Method 6126

By: Nov 19, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Over the last several years I have cast a wide variety of spey rods in various sizes, shapes and makes and I had a pretty good idea what I liked or disliked in a 2 handed rod.  Spey rods are built for power and if using good--or in my case adequate-- casting techniques, they are the perfect tool for the job when it comes to swinging flies for anadromous fish.  At 12-17’ long, they’re going to move some line, so power has always been a term to describe them in almost...

Name That Water - Fly Fishing In November

By: Nov 18, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
The first person to name this water wins a party pack from Nautilus Reels (includes a signature cap, UV buff, and T-shirt).  Get after it!

Montana Road Trip’in: Part II

By: Nov 15, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
Tucker did a pretty good trip outlining the first half our trip to Montana.  There were a few details that were left out that are worth sharing. After departing Denver we quickly realized there was something wrong with the Penske Van: it would not exceed 70mph...

WAYPOINTS Recap!

By: Nov 14, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
All Photos Courtesy of Trevor Brown Trouts Fly Fishing would like to thank everyone who participated in the Denver WAYPOINTS show this past Friday Night.  The movie was fantastic and in total, we were able to raise over $3000+ for the Defend the Upper Colorado River Coalition and Colorado Trout Unlimited. We could not have done this without the generositity of our show sponsors Simms, fishpond, Costa,  Drake Magazine, Hatch, Umpqua , and the Fly Fishing Film Tour and all of our VIP...

Montana Road Trip’in

By: Nov 12, 2013 | Author: Tucker Ladd
With our Consumer Show season right around the corner, we needed to address some critical issues concerning our show booth; i.e. replacing the main wooden structure that has become a serious liability hazard over the past few years.  A quick call up the Jim Adams of Adams and Sons Fixture Company in Bozeman, MT (the original owner/builder of our show booth) quickly turned into an offer we couldn't refuse.  We transport our old booth up to Bozeman, and Jim would happily trade us...